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Mall happy Goa

Goa’s retail industry is abuzz with new mall at Porvorim and more in future. Mall shopping is here to stay, finds out Shoma Patnaik A favorite past time of many Goans who travel to cities and urban towns is catching up with latest shopping at the mall. Inorbit in Mumbai, Forum in Bangalore, Central Mall in Hyderabad, Pheonix Mall, Pune, …

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“The first mall venture for us and the only one I think”

Builder Bhuvanish S Seth, director, Jai Bhuvan Builders, says that the Mall de Goa, Porvorim is the company’s first mall venture in India after several real estate projects. His company’s operations are in Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa but nowhere have they attempted a mall previously. Here he talks to Shoma Patnaik on range of issues.   Q: When do you …

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Catch them young

It is Startup Goa by the EDC on the heels of the governments Startup India campaign. EDC recently announced an attention grabbing ‘Best Technology Startup’ competition that promises to energize startup ecology in the state, reports Shoma Patnaik Startups are in the limelight in India with feel good news of several startups successfully making the crossover to big business. Goa …

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Canacona farmers show the way in dairy farming

Diversification in agriculture is slowly taking place in Canacona with farmers like Suchendra Desai turning to better paying dairy farming. It is encouraging local youth, reports  Albert Fernandes Like all Goans Suchendra Desai, Palolem looked forward to a decent office job after graduating in 1994. The job search was fruitless for many years but he was lucky enough to get …

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Mahindra KUV100 1.2 Petrol (G80)

The KUV100 is a bold step for a manufacturer that is famous for butch, utilitarian products, and opens up the brand to a wider, budget-oriented audience M ahindra and Mahindra unveiled the Mahindra KUV100 at their main production facility in Chakan, Pune last week. The KUV100 is a bold step for a manufacturer that is famous for butch, utilitarian products, …

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Goa’s solar mission

  The Sci-ffi, Science Film Festival of India, which concluded on Sunday, had an exhibit on solar energy that attracted several onlookers. The display by Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) got the thumbs up from visitors as they contemplated on solar geyser, solar pump and solar lantern cutting down on electricity bills.

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Crafting a beautiful future 

Imagine wooden flowers that bloom after you sprinkle cold water drops on them.  It is a wow sight that amazed visitors at the Lok Utsav festival. The festival which concluded on Sunday had several stalls selling different types of woodcraft made of unusual materials like sweet corn, palm leaves, areca nuts, coconut flowers, etc.

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The Funny Side of Money

By Ashwin Kamat* If scientists ever make a machine to monitor thoughts then I am pretty sure that thoughts about money would by far exceed combined thoughts of other things. When we are young we hear people talk about the important role of money in our life, we think they are idiots.

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Travel company wins

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Margao resident, L Pereira, recently approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa, complaining of deficiency of service against a well known travel company from Margao. Pereira said that while booking tickets to Nigeria and seeking visa assistance from the travel company he also asked for hotel booking at Lagos Nigeria.  A sum of Rs 85,500 …

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